gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) , -ˈla-tə-nəs \

Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous a gelatinous precipitate
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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Other Words from gelatinous

gelatinously adverb
gelatinousness noun

Examples of gelatinous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Topped with ajitama — the marinated eggs with golden, gelatinous yolks that often garnish ramen — Holt’s is spectacular. Dallas News, "Potato salad celebration: 4 recipes for your next socially-distanced picnic," 17 June 2020 With their bulbous heads and flat tails, these gelatinous invertebrates look like big, ghostly tadpoles. Popular Science, "These animals build palaces out of their own snot," 6 June 2020 Siphonophores are transparent, gelatinous animals made of clusters of cells that are highly specialized for functions such as feeding and locomotion. Nusmila Lohani, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: Portugal plans for a green future, and more," 15 May 2020 Weiner said the gelatinous colony is made up of thousands of individual, specialized clone bodies that work together as a team. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Scientists spot giant ocean creature that looks like silly string hunting in 'galaxy-like spiral'," 9 Apr. 2020 In Cantonese imperial courts, egg drop soup was used as a way to showcase a chef’s finesse: the fine swirl of eggs, when done right, was meant to mimic the gelatinous texture of a clear stock fortified with rooster and Jinhua ham. Lucas Sin, Bon Appétit, "Any Soup Can Be Egg Drop Soup If You Want It to Be," 15 May 2020 Then, as the female releases thousands of eggs in pearly, gelatinous strands, the male coats them with sperm. Popular Science, "Twelve powerful images to remind us how weird and wild the world is," 13 May 2020 Then, as the female releases thousands of eggs in pearly, gelatinous strands, the male coats them with sperm. # Snack attack: Art of Nature Winner. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, "Winners of the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition," 11 May 2020 Even the gelatinous pleasures of Scandinavian lutefisk or Chinese century eggs have their devotees. Nicola Twilley, Wired, "A One-Time Poultry Farmer Invents the Future of Refrigeration," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of gelatinous

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jun 2020

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“Gelatinous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gelatinous. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) , -ˈla-tə- \

Kids Definition of gelatinous

: resembling gelatin or jelly The mushrooms had a gelatinous texture.

gelatinous

adjective
ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs, -ᵊn-əs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) \

Medical Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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